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Australian Parrot Species Close to Extinction

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February 15, 2012
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One of Australia's rarest birds is edging closer to extinction. The population in the wild of the orange-bellied parrot has plummeted to 21 birds, including just eight females, according to conservationists.


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World's Rarest Gorilla Filmed in Cameroon Jungle

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Reuters (May 9, 2012) — Video images of the world's rarest and most endangered gorilla species, the Cross River gorilla, have been captured by a forest camera-trap for the first time. There are thought to be no more than 300 Cross River gorillas in the wild and conservationists hope the footage will prompt efforts to help save the species from extinction.
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Zoo Breeding Program Sees California Condor Soaring Again

Zoo Breeding Program Sees California Condor Soaring Again

Reuters (Mar. 21, 2012) — California's San Diego Zoo has welcomed another newly-hatched California condor into its nursery, the latest addition in a conservation program credited with rescuing the species from extinction. The condor, with a wingspan of more than nine feet, was all but wiped out just 25 years ago, but the zoo's efforts have ensured the species is soaring again.
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Florida Invasives

Florida Invasives

National Geographic (Mar. 15, 2012) — Florida's warm weather and lush landscape offer an attractive habitat to a number of invasive species that are wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. Wild Chronicles investigates how these non-native species, including green iguanas, lionfish and a plant called hydrilla, first arrived. Conservationists suggest the ultimate culprits may be humans who release exotic species into an environment not prepared for their presence.
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